Vibrant, deep ruby red in color.
On the nose, concentrated aromas of blackberries and plums accompanied by distinctive
eucalyptus, clove and spicy black pepper, supported by integrated charry
Full-bodied, with ripe plum and dark berry flavours providing richly focused
fruit sweetness on the mid palate. More savoury nuances of black olives and
dried herbs evolve with time in the glass. The luscious fruit textures are
supported by well integrated and balanced oak tannins. A soundly structured
wine, well balanced with a long, persistent finish.
Pairs well with casseroles of game, beef or veal.
"The qualitative equal of the excellent 2002, the 2005 Centenary Hill is a big, rich wine that shows just a bit of warmth to its ripe black cherry flavors. Pepper and spice notes add interest, while the soft, dusty-textured tannins give this wine an easy approachability not seen in older vintages. Drink now–2018."
"Dark and juicy, with a metallic edge to the rhubarb and spice flavors, turning toward plum and soy sauce on the long, expressive finish."